Apparently he could be waiting for some other head coaching spots to be filled or not filled.
Mike D'Antoni is expected to hire two asst. coaches over the summer to join his brother Dan on a smaller LAL staff than Brown had.
Alright. But this does raise the question as to whom the Lakers are looking at for assisting duties.
We all thought it was going to be Nate and Alvin Gentry if either didn't find a head coaching job.
But lately those names haven't come up at all lately in terms of coaching vacancies so if those spots aren't taken already it would make you wonder what names he or the Lakers are waiting on to NOT get hired before bringing him in.
Interesting tidbit of information I also came across is that Phil(yes THAT Phil) and Mitch Kupchak had a meeting last week where they discussed among other things Brian Shaw
The Zen Master said that he sat down with Mitch Kupchak a week ago – and the subject of Shaw’s previous candidacy came up.
During the meeting, Phil said, Mitch was unable to explain why Shaw was not hired. Phil stated that it must have been a personal reason of Jimmy Buss that steered the Lakers towards Mike Brown, and away from Shaw.
Phil also said he sits in on Lakers meetings from time to time, and that he advises Jeanie – now co-owner and not just owner’s daughter – on Lakers matters.
From here: http://www.lakersnat...eam/2013/06/13/
Now... this is interesting news to me. Because something tells me that the positions not hiring don't have everything to do with D'antoni, but the Lakers in general.
And the fact that Phil and Kupchak had a sit down a week ago to discuss things and somehow their conversation got to Brian Shaw is interesting. I don't want to overspeculate how they got to talking about him, but it's interesting nonetheless, if Phil is actually present during Lakers meetings as well I have the feeling Shaw's name has come up a few more times. But again that's me speculating. But nevertheless it is more information than we knew previously and Phil does seem to be more involved than we initially thought. This is good news
Mitch also echoed similar statements a few days ago in terms of waiting on a coach to be or not be hired
Kupchak: We spend a lot of time talking about the staff. Mike was in here today talking about it with me. We don't stand in the way of a coach improving his position with another team, so with Steve Clifford going to Charlotte and a couple of other guys going to the bench (of other head coaches). It's kind of a carousel, so to speak, and I believe there are four or five head coaching jobs in the league still to be determined. We're monitoring that, and some of the names of guys that may be considered on some of those teams may be considered by us for assistant coaching positions.
from here: http://www.nba.com/l...05_mitchkupchak
So the fact that these circumstances which I don't think are coincidental are now surfacing, I have a theory that Mitch as well as Phil and the rest of the FO are thinking of bringing in some of those recently fired(or snubbed in Shaw's case) offers to certain coaches in the league.
The fact Shaw's name came up, the fact that Mitch is monitoring other coaches that may or may not be hired. The fact that Nate McMillain or Alvin Gentry's name hasn't come up in coaching candidacy for the past 3 weeks and they still aren't hired, makes me think there's something else afoot.
it could just be me wishfully thinking.. but Phil did say a few weeks ago that Shaw deserved a shot here...then Mitch is monitoring what coaches he'd offer for assistant jobs shall they not be hired for headcoaching jobs, and Phil has a sit down with Kupchak last week where the subject of Brian Shaw came up.
It can't all be a coincidence...at least I'm hoping it isn't.
Edited by Majesty, June 16, 2013 - 12:07 AM.